Veena C. Kalburgi, N. Sai Sri Harsha, Priyanka Deshmukh, Anushri Gupta, Nida Malik, Swapnil Thakur



 The purpose of this study is to find out whether the newly arising plaque detecting techniques are better over the traditional technique i.e disclosing agents and check their efficacy


 A Comparative Study has been conducted with using the new flouroscent plaque detecting device and the traditional old method using disclosing agent. A sample size of 520 under graduate students  were taken and plaque has been examined using Q scan plus and disclosing agent. Then a questionnaire has been prepared based on the ideal properties of plaque detection and asked the subjects to fill after the examination.


The clinical assessment and statistical analysis using chi-square test , by using fluorescent plaque detection technique showed higher grades in every positive aspect that a disclosing agent should primarily have compared to old traditional technique using disclosing solution.


It can be concluded that fluorescent plaque detection technique is superior to disclosing solution in every aspect and its very easy to use, without any residual stains, faster and also known to have higher specificity according to this study based on the responses. There is no question of  allergic reactions using this technique.


Dental Plaque, Fluorescence plaque detection, Porphyrin, Disclosing solution.

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